I have downloaded and installed the 7 version: which I just overlaid over the 6 version.
1. I have received a message:
'Some inconsistencies in the data of project ___________ were found and were fixed by Family Tree Builder. Click OK to save the project with these inconsistencies fixed (recommended). Note: A backup of the project will be created automatically.'
I do not want FTB to fix anything. I cannot locate in Options, General: where you can uncheck the automatic fix of FTB? Can this process be overridden so FTB cannot fix anything? I unchecked the box and exited the program: not saving the automated changes. I perform a backup of the project and GEDCOM after each sitting: so I have the last program saved on my USB stick. (A strong suggestion to Tech Support of FTB program would be to inform the user of what changes were made to their program!)
Can someone please assist with this problem?
2. FTB7. Book reports. I was able to perform a book report on anyone in the tree with V6: now with V7:
I too have a problem with the checker. I posted this question to them just last week. I didn't pay attention to the checker when I started FTB, and just clicked the "Yes" and that was a mistake. I had added family members who weren't attached to the family because I knew their names, but not their parents. The checker attached those people in random places for some reason. NOW, I'm having to go back through 1200 entries and straighten it up. I can't use a backup because I didn't realize it had happened until I had already added about 100 more family members. I HATE the automatic inconsistency checker on startup without telling me which changes it has made.
Same thing happened to me. I'll be watching for an answer. I have a case where a father unwittingly married his own daughter and they had offspring. The consistency checker will not let me show that in FTB6, so I had to put the father/husband in the tree as 2 different persons.
Just installed FTB (latest version). It downloaded my tree from MyHeritage which has less than 350 people in it & no images. On first attempt at sync the process hangs at 96% of Phase 1 of 4. Eventually the window clears and I get the message to check the sync log. The sync log is not very helpful (to me). Below is my message. What next?
Sync Started at 02 JUN 2013 19:22:53 GMT-8
Sync has failed. Cannot communicate with the synchronization process.
I did not save Version 6, but Version 7 is so screwed up I have not been able to work on my tree since I installed Version 7. I installed the upgrade 7105 and nothing changed except now the Notes does not work, then I installed 7107 hoping that would solve my problem, and still nothing.
How can I go back to Version 6 so I can work on my tree?
I had problems with version 7, like an "unkown" person was not updated when I "sync'ed". Also I felt like I had lost control when sync'ing with "what ever comes from the web-site" - I downloaded version 6 - uninstalled version 7 and installed version 6.
Oh Johnny you are my savior!! I cannot thank you enough. It seems I might have lost a little bit of information in the process, but since I really didn't have anything with Version 7 it is a plus rather than a minus. And besides, 38,000 people in my tree is more than enough.
I will be on the look-out for answers to your problems. I am so glad I successfully resisted installing FTB7 and sticking like glue to FTB6!! My greatest fear now is that myHeritage is allowing FTB6 to deteriorate, for a family tree photo problem that was previously fixed has returned and the note formatting and re-arrangements in the order of births and marriages are not transferred to the on-line tree. I propose that myHeritage allow those who have no use for the synching capability (which seems to be the major attraction of FTB7) to keep using FTB6, which gives them the much-preferred classic view of the on-line tree, and fix the few minor problems in FTB6.
After reading some of the postings it appears Arbel Z. actually replies so let me tell you my problems with FTB:
If I add a person the only information that is actually saved is the person's name
If I merge the only information that is actually saved is the person's name
FTB seems to know the merge did not work because the Smart Match icon is still there
I can add all the person's info on the web site and after I sync it does appear in FTB, however, I accidently added a person to the wrong family and when I realized that in FTB I used the Replace Parents to move them and all the information disappeared except for the name
Notes does not work at all. I believe thiis started with 7005
I assumed that I had lost all of my notes that I added earlier but when I produce a report they are still there, I just can't see or edit them in FTB
I can add the date and place of a marriage and it is saved
I can add a photo and it is saved
Because I am afraid to do anything to my tree for fear it destroys the tree completely I have done nothing to my tree since Version 7 except trying to identify problems.
It was suggested that I had a problem with Language, but both my Primary and Secondary language is English (US). I also tried English (UK) but that made no difference
I just want to go back to Version 6 so that I can get back working on my tree.
I have exactly the same problem and did not do any additions since I have installed V7. It is a pity to disppoint the members of my site where the largest collection in RSA of the family I am researching is located.
Hi I downloaded the free family tree builder to my computer, but when I go to open it, it will not open, can someone tell me what I am doing wrong please, does it only open when I come into myheritage, or can I just open it, while not connected to the internet.
I am using the last version of v6, and there is no problem with it unlike V7. I'm in Australia, so that is not a problem. I have V6 installed on a laptop with a dedicated HDD and a memory stick for backup. I have installed V7 on PC, but have not checked it out yet. I don't "sink" to the online tree as I have my own website so therefore I DON'T NEED to publish to online version, besides I'm using the free version and have 12 different trees ranging from about 200 people to 3500. I am only using FTB as my database, because I generate my GEDCOM file into a format to upload to my website. It appears you may have a problem with your computer.